JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL (1778-1837): Bassoon Concerto, W 23, CARL HEINRICH JACOBI (1791-1852): Introduction and Polonaise, Op. 9, CARL MARIA VON WEBER (1786-1826): Andante e rondo ungarese, Op. 35, FRANZ BERWALD (1796-1868): Konzertstück, EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934): Romance, Op. 62, GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1937): Summertime (arr. David Arnold).
Catalogue Number: 07K032
Description: A keen eye will notice one comparative rarity - Berwald's 1827 concert piece, notable for its use of the melody of Home Sweet Home in its slow middle section. Jacobi is the only composer here who was a bassoonist himself and his 1828 work, much like the Weber in form and in style, has its first recording in its original orchestral form. Karen Geoghegan (bassoon), Orchestra of Opera North; Benjamin Wallfisch.